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Our Providers

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Need Help?

Call our Intake Coordinator at (360) 424-0400 Monday through Friday between 9 AM

and 3 PM to discuss your treatment needs and guide you to the right provider.

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Christi Stephenson

Intake Coordinator & Office Manager

406 S. 1st St. Suite 308 Mt. Vernon WA 98273

About

Christi works Monday-Friday, she answers the phone from 9am-3pm. She verifies insurance for Providers for new/existing clients. She bills insurance companies for client visits. She answers insurance billing questions from Providers and clients.

Christi lives in Skagit County, loves Marvel movies, and is a die hard Seahawk fan.

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Robin Bieri

MA & LMHC

406 South First St., Suite 201, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Specializations

People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons which could range from having a specific issue to address, to a general feeling of needing “something” to change. Whatever the reason, Robin respects that everyone wants/needs unique things from their therapeutic experience. Her practice is rooted in compassion. She honors all identities, complexities and experiences.

Works With

Adults, Families, & Children 7+

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Dvorah Carrasco

MA & LMHC

406 S. 1st Street, Suite 303 Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Specializations

I am a Child Mental Health Specialist and an Ethnic Minority Mental Health Counselor specializing in the Latino population. I speak Spanish fluently. In addition I am certified in Expressive Arts Therapies. My approach is to take each individual and personalize treatment to meet those particular needs using their unique belief system. I meet clients where they are and gently challenge them so they can realize their unlocked potential for healing. I strongly encourage self -actualization and finding the joy and meaning in life. I work with clients with depression, anxiety, trauma and post-traumatic stress syndrome. I help them communicate through Play Therapy, Talk Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapies such as painting, journaling, movement etc.

Works With

Adults, Latinos, Children & Youth  

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Deborah Dunphy

Ph.D.

406 S. First Street, #300, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Specializations

Deb has training and experience working with college students and adults with issues of depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief and loss, chronic pain, trauma and PTSD, assertiveness, stress management and relationship and communication skills. She draws upon a number of theoretical and practice orientations including solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic and feminist therapy. She begins with a psychodynamic and bio-psycho-social approach as she believes the experiences of one’s life shape one’s world view, one’s coping resources and skills and the way we move through the world. This then affects ones’ relationships and satisfaction with their life. She also incorporates a spiritual orientation for those wanting to explore the larger meaning of their life and purpose.

Works With

Men & Women 18+

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Anne Fons

MA, MPM & LMHC

 

**TELEHEALTH ONLY**

406 S. First Street, #307, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Specializations

Anne sees counseling as a unique relationship that helps people manage life's difficulties in healthy ways.  She supports people as they heal mind, heart and spirit, while they learn positive ways to think and cope.  When anxiety, depression, health issues, relationship issues, loss and grief, life transitions, or other concerns make it difficult to handle challenges you face counseling can help.  Anne uses a variety of approaches in her counseling work, including talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dream work, self-compassion, mindfulness, family systems therapy, art expression, body centered therapy, visualization, spirituality, inner child work, play therapy and sand tray therapy. She will work with you to determine which approaches work best for you.  

Works With

Adults 18+

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Susan Gardner

M.S.W. & L.I.C.S.W.

404 South First St., Suite 207, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Appointment hours: Tuesday - Friday, primarily afternoons

Specializations

I have specialized training and experience working with children, teens, and

older adults. My education and field work have included cross-cultural training and work experience. l also have trained to work with stepfamilies.

 

I currently work with children 10 years and older. I work with adults of all ages,

including those of advanced years. I enjoy the ability to work with the diversity and wide range backgrounds, cultures, and ages for which private practice affords.

Works With

Children 10+ years, Adults, Older Adults, Families

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Brooke Hopley

MS & LMFT

406 South First Street, Suite 200, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Specializations

My two main areas of specialization are in childhood/development and marriage and family therapy. My training was primarily in a family systems approach to therapy, meaning that multiple layers of influence (biology, sociology, psychology, spirituality) are considered and assessed when I am treating a client. I have a tremendous amount of respect for my clients; they are some of the bravest people on the planet. I prefer the people I serve to be in the driver’s seat of therapy and am open to feedback to make that relationship as conducive to healing and growing as possible. I work with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, general life stress, communication, body and eating issues (though I do not hold a specialization in this area), spirituality, and grief and loss. 

Works With

Adults, Families, Couples, Children 7+

& Adolescents

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Dawn Ideker

MA & LMHC 

EMDR Therapy Only

404 S. First St. Ste 203, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Specializations

Dawn has specialized training in trauma and conducts 33 week psychoeducational groups focused on recovery from trauma. Dawn’s main interest is working with adults with trauma, anger, depression, anxiety, grief and loss.

Works With

Adults 21+

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Bio

Dawn is married and enjoys reading, quilting, knitting, bike riding and exploring the beautiful Northwest.

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Judith McCarthy

MS & LMHC

406 S. 1st Street, Suite 301, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Specializations

Judith works with a variety of issues including mood disorders, differing types of anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, stage of life stressors, relationships issues, LGBTQ issues, divorce and related issues. Judith works full-time. Two days a week her German Shepherd Dog accompanies her. She focuses on the biological, the psychological,  and the sociological aspects of a person's life.

Works With

Adults, Couples, & Families in Therapy &

Consultation

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Bio

Judith and her family have lived in the Skagit Valley since 1986. She is a wife, a mother and a grandmother. Her family has traveled extensively and loves experiencing new cultures.  In her spare time she can be found in her ceramic studio immersed in her next clay project.

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Sharon Olson

MA & LMHC

404 S. 1 st St. Suite 200, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Specializations

She treats such issues as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, trauma, and dissociative disorders. She has been trained in CBT, Mindfulness, DBT, and EMDR. She has also taught classes in Non-Violent Communication. Sharon is a volunteer for The Soldiers Project, which provides no-cost counseling to post-9/11 veterans.

Education & Background

Sharon is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 25 years of experience working with adults in the Community Mental Health and Private Practice settings.

Works With

Adults 18+

Insurances Accepted

Regence/RGA/HMA • Aetna • First Choice/Trusteed • Kaiser • Optum/UBH • Premera/Lifewise • Beacon • Tricare • US Family Health • Providence Behavioral Health • Cigna

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Jocelyn Palmer

 LICSW

1015 6th Street, Office 104, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Specializations

Jocelyn uses a variety of approaches to match the patient’s learning style and issues they are facing. Social workers are trained to look at the individual strengths and problems in the context of their environment and community, using a bio-psycho-social perspective. She uses cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior and educational approaches, among others. With older adults and their families, work often involves exploration of resources as people approach life changes. Jocelyn provides therapy covering a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, life transition, LGBTQ issues, grief and loss and cross cultural counseling.

Works With

Teens, Adults & Elderly

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CeCe Thomas

MA & LMHC

406 South First St., Suite 200, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Specializations

Relationship Issues, Parent/Child/Teen Conflicts, Behavior Modification, Family Therapy, Stress/Anxiety Management, Depression and other Mood Disorders, Loss and Grief Recovery. CeCe does therapy with children, adolescents, adults and couples who may be

experiencing depression, anxiety, parent-child issues and other family concerns.

She has a special interest in working with adolescents, encouraging them as they

transition from their families toward independent and productive lives. In her therapy work CeCe uses cognitive behavioral, family systems, solution-focused, and psycho-dynamic techniques. Homework may be given to facilitate therapeutic change.

Works With

Adults, Couples, Families, Children, Adolescense

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Dr. Christopher Tobey

This provider is not taking new clients

1910 O. Ave. PO Box 2229 Anacortes

Specializations

Dr. Tobey primarily draws upon object relations theory and family systems theory utilizing a bio-psycho-social perspective and actively engages individuals with primarily cognitive behavioral interventions.

Education & Background

Works With

Adults, Families, Children 10+,

& Adolescents

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Dr. Christopher P. Tobey is both a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Psychologist practicing Clinical Psychology in Washington. He received his B.S. degree from Seattle University, A Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan and a doctoral degree in Family Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University.

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